Donald Trump pardoned Kodak Black, whose real name is Bill Kahan Kapri, during his final hours as president of the United States.
The “No Flockin’” emcee, admitted in 2019 to lying on federal forms to buy four firearms from a Miami-area gun shop.
“If the President [frees] me, I’m gonna spend $1 million on charity within the first year I’m out,” – tweeted the rapper in November, but the tweet was later deleted.
On Wednesday (Jan. 20), Kodak Black thanked former President for giving him a presidential pardon.
“I Want To Thank The President @RealDonaldTrump For His Commitment To Justice Reform And Shortening My Sentence,” he wrote. “I Also Want To Thank Everyone For Their Support And Love. It Means More Than You Will Ever Know. I Want To Continue Giving Back, Learning And Growing.”
I Want To Thank The President @RealDonaldTrump For His Commitment To Justice Reform And Shortening My Sentence. I Also Want To Thank Everyone For Their Support And Love.
It Means More Than You Will Ever Know. I Want To Continue Giving Back, Learning And Growing. @DanScavino
— Kodak Black (@KodakBlack1k) January 20, 2021
On January 19, american rapper was listed as one of the 143 people that Trump issued a pardon to.
“President Trump granted a commutation to Bill Kapri, more commonly known as Kodak Black, Kodak Black is a prominent artist and community leader. This commutation is supported by numerous religious leaders, including Pastor Darrell Scott and Rabbi Schneur Kaplan, Before his conviction, and after reaching a success as a recording artist, Kodak Black became deeply involved in numerous philanthropic efforts, In fact, he had committed to supporting a variety of charitable efforts, such as providing educational resources to students and families of fallen law enforcement officers and the underprivileged.” – read a White House press release.